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The Corporate Contract in Changing Times: Is the Law Keeping Up?

Steven Davidoff Solomon and Randall Stuart Thomas (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226599403
eISBN:
9780226599540
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226599540.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

Enormous changes are occurring in our capital markets as shareholder activists become increasingly prominent, institutional investors gain power, and capital markets intermediaries such as proxy ... More


Boilermakers and the Contractual Approach to Litigation Bylaws

Jill E. Fisch

in The Corporate Contract in Changing Times: Is the Law Keeping Up?

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226599403
eISBN:
9780226599540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226599540.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

Boards and shareholders are increasing using charter and bylaw provisions to customize their corporate governance. Recent examples include forum selection bylaws, majority voting bylaws and advance ... More


Why New Corporate Law Arises: Implications for the Twenty-First Century

Robert B. Thompson

in The Corporate Contract in Changing Times: Is the Law Keeping Up?

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226599403
eISBN:
9780226599540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226599540.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

Corporate law changed regularly in the first half of our country’s history. A series of innovations followed one after another during the nineteenth century — limited liability; general incorporation ... More


Introduction

Steven Davidoff Solomon and Randall Stuart Thomas (eds)

in The Corporate Contract in Changing Times: Is the Law Keeping Up?

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226599403
eISBN:
9780226599540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226599540.003.0015
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

This book was inspired by a conference held on April 14 and 15, 2016 also titled "The Corporate Contact in Changing Times: Is the Law Keeping Up?". This book is a collection of the papers presented ... More


Reversing Financialization: Shareholder Value and the Legal Reform of Corporate Governance

Simon Deakin

in Corporate Governance in Contention

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198805274
eISBN:
9780191843402
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198805274.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability, Finance, Accounting, and Banking

The debate over corporate governance is skewed by the common misunderstanding that shareholders are the owners of companies, and are entitled to have them run in their interest. The legal model of ... More


The Spreading of the Corporate System and its Consequences

Jean-Philippe Robé

in Property, Power and Politics: Why We Need to Rethink the World Power System

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781529213164
eISBN:
9781529213201
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529213164.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

Business corporations developed in the industrializing world in a legal environment which was initially hostile to them. Incorporation was transformed from a privilege into a right. The development ... More


Such a State of Uncertainty, Caution, and Fear, 1946–1961

Troy R. Saxby

in Pauli Murray: A Personal and Political Life

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781469654928
eISBN:
9781469654942
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469654928.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines Pauli Murray’s life during the Cold War era. Preferential treatment for returned servicemen and McCarthyism further disadvantaged Murray’s employment opportunities in the ... More


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